We were really pleased to feature in this year's prestigious Observer Magazine Christmas Gift Guide. Basically, if it isn't in this gift guide it is probably not worth buying so it was a real boost to be included! And it was great to be able to fly the flag for fair trade in the national press.
We have already had a fantastic reaction to some of the products featured. In case you missed it, here's a rundown...
Rowling the Fox was the star of the show, and though our fabulous furry friend sold out pretty much straight away we now have very limited stock back in. Don't miss out!
Our stylish Piet Hein Eek vase range is a fantastic gift for a loved one or yourself. We have four in stock at the moment - the tall design in Cranes, Bamboo, or Blue, and the shorter design in Red. Again, these will not last long.
Finally, after our recent break in, we have been so proud of all of our suppliers who have rallied round to get us stock back on the shelves. A special mention must go to Craftworks Cambodia who turned round our order in record time, getting it to us from Pnomh Penh in under a week. We now have loads more stock of their range, including the very popular recycled tyre wallets, back in the shop.
Piet Hein Eek is, quite simply, a design superstar. While he may not be a household name here in the UK, in Holland his work is the subject of museum exhibitions and huge critical acclaim. He's perhaps best known for his work with waste wood and other materials, turning what other people might see as junk into sleek, stylish designs.
He has recently completed a collaboration with Dutch interior design company Fair Forward. It is these pieces that form the centrepiece of the range we're stocking at Eighteen Rabbit. Working in partnership with Vietnamese potters, he has combined a contemporary form with traditional colours and patterns to produce a unique hybrid design which feels effortlessly modern while also keeping alive historic motifs and techniques.
Alongside these unique designs from Piet Hein Eek we have hand picked a selection of other cool designs from Fair Forward, including quirky ceramic origami birds, hip lemonade crockery and a statement pestle and mortar. We'll be expanding our range over the next few months so keep checking back to see more of these incredible pieces.
Designs currently in stock by Piet Hein Eek are:
Large Crane Vase
Large Bamboo Vase